CONSERVATION THROUGH EDUCATION - ONGUTA SCHOOL
Support and make a donation towards the building of Onguta Primary School.
Update June 2018:
Photos of Phase one underway. (classrooms 1&2 and 3&4) of the a six phase project: 'Conservation Through Education’.
AfriCat is raising funds to build schools that follows conservation principles and together we hope to encourage and inspire conservation-minded Namibians.
Update Feb 2018:
Thanks to the generosity of AfriCat supporters in the UK and the Netherlands phase one of the school, the classrooms are under construction. The children and the community are reportedly very excited to see what has been talked about for so long become a reality. The community needs a meeting area, a place where people can gather and share information and even learn new skills so the plan is to add a meeting area to the school with a kitchen dining area with a vegetable patch and accommodation for the teachers. Your donation would be really appreciated by the community or fundraising ideas would be very welcome. More information at www.africat.org
It will be a transformation from the current situation which you can see below. Yes you have guessed it we will be starting the fundraising for phase 2 . . .
Onguta School Update - Funds raised for phase 1
This is just to say a very big thank you for your kind support in helping the Onguta school to become a reality by adopting a brick or two! We are delighted to have been able to get the funds together for phase 1 of the school so the project is now off the ground. The funds came from the adopt a brick campaign, a very generous donation, legacies and the money raised at the Olympic rowers charity dinner. It’s great news. A lot of work was done ‘behind the scenes’ to get the work underway. Below you can see the plans for the whole project below.
We thought you might like to see the plans for the whole project. We have just got phase 1 funding secured which are the classrooms - each set of classrooms has its battery / solar system (the pink areas near the school zone) and the ablutions, which may be downsized a bit in phase 1! The cylindrical structures around the perimeter are water tanks, which will be filled both with rain water and from the borehole , no running water systems as in the UK. One water tank has been donated and is in situ. Solar panels will be fitted onto most of the roofs, thus the roofs are angled (A-Frame) and the positioning of the buildings according to best use of the sun.
The architect constructions are extremely practical, make use of as much natural material as we would like, powered by solar and wind, water tanks in pertinent places (obviously raised for best pressure), maximum use of space under-roof, with innovative ideas such as the rounded classrooms, various levels and sections within one structure for maximum educational stimulation, etc.